Nigeria's House of Representatives committee on women has called for more women participation in the nation’s politics.
The committee chairman, Binta Bello says there is a need to increase women participation in parliament and executive levels across the nation.
She was addressing women at the Fourth National Summit in Abuja organized by the committee.
The committee on women empowerment has express concern for more women participation in politics. The committee wants woman from all parts of the country to be more actively interested in elections as 2015 draws near.
Binta Bello says, "We are ready to address our challenges so that we can increase the numbers of elected female parliamentarian in the country."
Also, a member of the House of Representative, Mrs Nkiru Onyejiocha says, "Less than 10 percent of woman representation and you are talking about issues of children, you are talking about issues of gender, and you are talking about policies that affect more than 60 percent of the population."
On his part, Honorable Mohammed Lawal says, "As parliament through law making and through policy to make sure that we allow women to participate beyond even 35 percent affirmative program as earlier agreed."
Guest speaker Mohammed Ladan told the women to focus more representation as well as monitoring the implementation of their action plans.
Mohammed Ladan says, "While it is important for us to strategies for the incremented rate in women participation in politics or governance is that it gives us a sign post towards sustainable human development."
Halimat Hassan says, "It is a normal thing that we are contesting with men, we have to rise up and fight it to the last to a logical conclusion."
The summit is here to set the agenda to get women together.
The challenges confronting women in politics lead to the establishment of the summit in 2009.